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The independent platform for sharing experiences with medication

The independent platform for sharing experiences with medication

Experiences with medication

What is your experience of medication?
Have you suffered from side effects or only had positive experiences?

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10/12/2017
Male, 60
Overall satisfaction 1

Lariam (Mefloquine)
Not in the list

Satisfaction with
1
1
2
4
Years ago when I went to Africa, I took Lariam. Initially there was nothing wrong and everything seemed fine. After one week, the first symptoms started to appear, I was crying a lot, panicky, had disturbing thoughts and was psychologically unwell. Didn't occur to me that it might have been because of Lariam. Difficulty eating, couldn't swallow properly. The fear has never[read more...] gone away, nor the psychological effects, I regularly get panic attacks even now, 20 years later. The doctors couldn't find any reason for this so thought I'd had a breakdown. Finally they admitted that it was probably down to the fact that I once took Lariam which damaged my neurotransmitters and nervous system.
10/12/2017
Female, 64
Overall satisfaction 4

Oxycodone (Oxycodone)
Not in the list

Satisfaction with
3
4
4
5
because of an inflamed tendon in the palm of my right hand I was prescribed this by my doctor. I didn't notice any difference except that I was slightly dizzy. Luckily that went away pretty quickly. As an asthma patient, luckily I haven't had any issues with breathing difficulties.
10/12/2017
Female, 40
Overall satisfaction 3

Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen)
Cluster headache

Satisfaction with
4
3
1
5
For me, Ibuprofen had the very strange effect of making me rather indifferent, making over-confident decisions and driving dangerously. Has anyone else noticed any mental side effects?
10/12/2017
Female, 40
Overall satisfaction 3

Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen)
Cluster headache

Satisfaction with
4
3
1
5
For me, Ibuprofen had the very strange effect of making me rather indifferent, making over-confident decisions and driving dangerously. Has anyone else noticed any mental side effects?
10/12/2017
Male, 41
Overall satisfaction 3

Seroquel (Quetiapine)
Mood swings

Satisfaction with
5
2
3
5
I use this for my depression and mood swings. and they're good sleeping pills, for sleep I take 4 x 300 mg long-acting. I also take 3 x 20 mg temazepam and 3 x 10 mg diazepam. I sleep really badly but now that I've got my driving licence back, i'm starting to come off them, slowly. Seroquel has given me a dry mouth and made me put on weight, eat more.. so that needs to sto[read more...]p.
10/11/2017
Female, 19
Overall satisfaction 1

Azithromycin (Azithromycin)
Chlamydia

Satisfaction with
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1
1
4
Got diarrhea after 1 hour and it didn't stop the next day..half way through the day I started bleeding heavily. So I called the doctor straight away but she told me that everything was fine and that the medicine would help. For the next few days, I felt tired, sick and listless. The symptoms of chlamydia did go away but because I wasn't convinced that it had actually been [read more...]cured, I went and got tested again and it turned out I was still positive.. so watch out, I've been out and about for 4 months..so I asked for another course and i'm now on doxycycline.
10/11/2017
Female, 58
Overall satisfaction 5

Ranitidine (Ranitidine)
Stomach pain

Satisfaction with
5
5
5
5
For the first time now I am taking Ranitidine and it helps brilliantly, no more nausea, no heartburn or bad feelings. It was quick and good for me. I have tried several different medicines but this is effective, you can now buy this over the counter in the pharmacy but i'm not sure if they actually work or not.
10/11/2017
Male, 62
Overall satisfaction 5

Repatha (Evolocumab)
Heart failure (HF)

Satisfaction with
5
5
5
5
Had loads of problems with the existing statins. At the express request of the cardiologist I am now trying Repatha. LDL down from 8.2 to 0.9. Works perfectly and so the one injection every two weeks is definitely paying for itself.